Jovica Veljović [Ve-ljo-vich] born in Serbia in 1954, has been designing typefaces for URW, International Typeface Corporation, Adobe and Linotype GmbH since 1980. Since 1992 Jovica Veljović has been a Professor for Type Design and Typography at Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Departement Design. He has won several awards for his calligraphy and typeface designs, including the Charles Peignot Award from Association Typographique Internationale, “Karl Schneider Preis”, City of Hamburg and several TDC2 awards from the Type Directors Club.
The German weekly news journal Die Zeit commissioned him to prepare an extended digitalised version of Tiemann™ Antiqua in 1999. He also designed two typefaces, an Antique and a Grotesque together with several variants,
for the leading Serbian daily Politika in 2006.
But type design is not Veljović’s sole field of activity: he additionally works as a typographer, calligrapher and book designer. He also enjoys painting and drawing.
Veljović’s typefaces are ITC Veljovic® (1984), ITC Esprit® (1985), ITC Gamma® (1986), Ex Ponto® MM (1995), Silentium® Pro (2000), Sava™ Pro (2003), Libelle™ Pro (2009), Veljovic Script™ Pro (2009), ITC New Esprit™ Pro (2010) and Agmena™ w1g (2012).